Hindus who know of Balakrishna Menon refer to him as Swami Chinmayananda. This ‘holy man’ was the inspiration behind the Chinmaya Mission, a group that promotes the spiritual teachings of Chinmayananda. The Mission is run by a trust, and has over 300 centers around the world. The official objectives of the Mission are to:
“To provide to individuals, from any background, the wisdom of Vedanta and practical means for spiritual growth and happiness, enabling them to become a positive contributor to the society.”
Long before Ramdev and Sri2 came onto the scene, Chinmayananda was preaching the “spiritual art of living”. His Mission continues to condition hundreds of thousands of children into subscribing to a bunch of stone-age ideas. In this article posted on Nirmukta, Ranganath R. describes, through an encounter he had with one of these Chinmaya ‘spiritualists’, how they go about promoting their superstitions.
The video is self-explanatory. I do not put on much of a confrontational tone, avoiding discussion on the major injustices caused by religion, in order to focus on the reasons for why indeed we can have a fulfilling and moral way of life without religion.